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DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hog Futures Resume Early Fall Meltdown

DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hog Futures Resume Early Fall Meltdown

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Hog futures closed sharply lower in the first four contracts, hammered by bearish fundamentals and active bear-spreading. Cattle contracts settled mixed with nearbys losing ground to deferreds. GENERAL COMMENTS Although a few Northern cattle buyers left some bids of the

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FAO Report: Global Hunger is on the Rise Again

FAO Report: Global Hunger is on the Rise Again

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Background An update on Friday from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations indicated that, “After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11

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Wheat Market: Taking Stock of the 2017/18 World Crop

Wheat Market: Taking Stock of the 2017/18 World Crop

👤By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst 🕔Sep 21, 2017

USDA’s latest forecast of total world wheat production stands at 745 million metric tons (MMT), down 1 percent from 2016/17. Though USDA expects global wheat production to decrease by 8.46 MMT, it expects global wheat consumption to remain high at

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Checkoff Funded Programs: Group Questions Lack of Transparency – DTN

Checkoff Funded Programs: Group Questions Lack of Transparency – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 21, 2017

A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs.   In a letter to Perdue

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DTN Cotton Close: Breaks Out to Downside

DTN Cotton Close: Breaks Out to Downside

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Sep 21, 2017

December closed lowest since Aug. 25. Quickened U.S. weekly export sales widened the lead over commitments a year ago to 2.11 million running bales. Textile executives from 15 countries will tour the Cotton Belt. Cotton futures broke out to the

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DTN Grain Close: Markets Flounder, End a Little Higher

DTN Grain Close: Markets Flounder, End a Little Higher

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Corn, soybeans, and wheat all struggled with low trading volume Thursday but were able to end a little higher. Compared to outside commodities, Thursday’s grains were among the better performers of the day as December gold traded over $20 lower.

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Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN

Dicamba: Pesticide Agencies Overwhelmed; EPA Promises Action for 2018 Season – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 21, 2017

State pesticide regulators and departments of agriculture are struggling to manage the workload of hundreds of 2017 dicamba injury investigations as well as looming decisions on how to restrict and manage dicamba use in 2018.   “I represent state lead

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DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle See Profit Taking, Cash Uncertainty

DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle See Profit Taking, Cash Uncertainty

👤By John Harrington DTN Analyst 🕔Sep 21, 2017

The cattle complex near midday is generally lower, pressured by profit taking and cash uncertainty in the wake of Wednesday’s rally. Hog futures are also stuck in reverse with nearby issues particularly attracting sellers. GENERAL COMMENTS: The fed cattle trade

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DTN Grain Midday: Narrowly Mixed, Slow Trade

DTN Grain Midday: Narrowly Mixed, Slow Trade

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Trade is narrowly mixed midday with a typically slow session. CORN Corn trade is right around unchanged at midday with trade staying near the levels seen all week; the trading range has only been 2 1/2 cents. News will be

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Dicamba: Arkansas Petition Drive Aims At Stretching Out ’18 Spray Window

Dicamba: Arkansas Petition Drive Aims At Stretching Out ’18 Spray Window

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 21, 2017

A contingent of Arkansas farmers, representing over 1.2 million acres of Arkansas cropland, has signed a petition opposing restrictions proposed by the Arkansas State Plant Board’s Dicamba Task Force, according to a press release. Petition signers included some growers who

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